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Old 07-08-04, 12:15 PM
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Then you should enjoy this: http://www.sanity.com.au/product.asp...rtistID=188675
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Another Queenslander here, been in Connecticut the last 4 years and California the 1 before that, 1 more here then dragging American fiance back to brisso for a wedding in Noosa... be nice to get back to the warmth ... and the beaches ...
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Queensland to Colorado?!?!?! Bloody hell, you must be dyin'.
It's summer there, so it's like what....10 degrees?
Cold in the winter, but warmer than you might think in the summer. 32C outside at the moment, down to 15 overnight. It's heat without humidity, though, so I love it.
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Nice One O'grady!!!
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Sorry merely proving my point. 'Course I could have started in on this guy

OY!
Now there's one very sad era in television advertising...

Did you really have to bring him into this thread?
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Now there's one very sad era in television advertising...

Did you really have to bring him into this thread?
Yeah I second that, no matter how many Geoffrey Rushs, Toni Collettes
or Naomi Watts' we churn out, it will never be enough to recover from
Jacko and Hogan ...

Its the same with the music, no matter how many powderfingers, spiderbaits
or groove terminators, you will always cop the "I come from a land downunder"
jokes .... oh well, at least none of our cultural low points sink as far as WWF wrestling
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Originally Posted by poopypants
Yeah I second that, no matter how many Geoffrey Rushs, Toni Collettes
or Naomi Watts' we churn out, it will never be enough to recover from
Jacko and Hogan ...

Its the same with the music, no matter how many powderfingers, spiderbaits
or groove terminators, you will always cop the "I come from a land downunder"
jokes .... oh well, at least none of our cultural low points sink as far as WWF wrestling
One of my favourite cultural low points for Oz was the opening ceremony for a World Cup Rugby final in 1999 - Australia vs. France in Wales.

For the pre-match entertainment, the Welsh had Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church and Shirley Bassey - all extraordinary singers who put on a friggin' awesome show with rock band Stereophonics. Can't remember who peformed for France...

The Aussies sent John Williamson and Rolf Harris (with wobbleboard).

A carton or two or crownies later it didn't really matter. Australia won 35-12 .
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
The Aussies sent John Williamson and Rolf Harris (with wobbleboard).

A carton or two or crownies later it didn't really matter. Australia won 35-12 .
Oh no ... I'd totally wiped Rolf Harris from my memory until now ... Ok we can
get worse ... thank christ for crownies
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Originally Posted by poopypants
Oh no ... I'd totally wiped Rolf Harris from my memory until now ... Ok we can
get worse ... thank christ for crownies
Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, and pass me a beer

I have one sacred crownie and four VB left in the fridge from my last visitor here a few months ago. Methinks they'll be gone by the end of the tour. Thankfully I have a trip back to Oz somewhere around September to restock...
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G'day,

am I reading this correctly?.....'septics' in our thread hanging it on Jacko?......hey, they gave him his own show...not us!.......anyway, talking of pre game entertainment...who remembers the '92 GF at VFL park....angry Anderson in the batmobile singing the 'tatts song, "bound for Glory".....now thats entertainment!,
Stewie, Stewie, stewie,oi, oi, oi,

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Originally Posted by Raiyn
For now.
You're just lucky Russell Crowe is a Kiwi or else you'd get regailed with the "Fightin' 'Round the World" theme song from South Park.
I LOVE 'Fightin' 'Round the World'! Classic South Park! On a related note, I went and saw a John Kricfalusi Retrospective last week ( The Ren and Stimpy guy ). You wouldn't believe how much they cut out of each episode to make it palatable for ordinary viewers. Oh man. John K sure does like his boobies and ribald humour.

Anyway, now we're seriously OT. Umm....okay.....someone said Mick Rogers was out of the tour, but he isn't - there was a short interview with him last night.
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Now there's one very sad era in television advertising...

Did you really have to bring him into this thread?
But of course. It just goes to prove one point. As bad as your imports have been At least they're getting better. Follow the progression. Steve Irwin's message of conservation is being heard even if being coated with a Kookaburra accent.
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What about" Sylvaniar Waters " now that was scary !!!
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What about" Sylvaniar Waters " now that was scary !!!


Can we talk about some of the good things soon?
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Originally Posted by greywolf
What about" Sylvaniar Waters " now that was scary !!!

Shhhh!, don't tell them
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What about" Sylvaniar Waters " now that was scary !!!
So was Chances.

But on the flip side, there's Water Rats. I always like Stingers too. Saw a couple of episodes of each of those when I was upin Canada earlier in the year. Was a nice change from all the US tv...
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My Girlfriend is from Wagga Wagga NSW

Who want's to ship me some Mint Slices, and get me out of the doghouse?
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My Girlfriend is from Wagga Wagga NSW

Who want's to ship me some Mint Slices, and get me out of the doghouse?
Not cheap, but a good range of Aussie food is available at www.simplyoz.com. They even have mint slices...
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That reminds me of one of the best ways to start an argument with an aussie:
Marmite is vastly superior to Vegemite.

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I have to agree with you Raiyn, Australia has exported some excellent crap to the U.S but nowhere near as much mindless fodder you guys have sent our way!
But lucky for both of us that a bad joke or show will never hurt anyone (not physically anyway).I wish I could say the same for U.S foreign policy.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

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I have to agree with you Raiyn, Australia has exported some excellent crap to the U.S but nowhere near as much mindless fodder you guys have sent our way!
But lucky for both of us that a bad joke or show will never hurt anyone (not physically anyway).I wish I could say the same for U.S foreign policy.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

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Originally Posted by paddo63
I have to agree with you Raiyn, Australia has exported some excellent crap to the U.S but nowhere near as much mindless fodder you guys have sent our way!
But lucky for both of us that a bad joke or show will never hurt anyone (not physically anyway).I wish I could say the same for U.S foreign policy.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

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why are roadies considered big beer drinkers?
Is it coincidental that this thread is next to the Aussie one?
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Another Aussie here .... just got back to Melbourne after 6 years in Seattle ....
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